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Waterloo native Petersen, Black Hawks celebrate successful NHL draft

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It was a good day to be a Hawk.

Seven with ties to the Waterloo Black Hawks, including four from this year's team, were selected in Sunday's NHL draft.

The moment was extra special for Waterloo native, Cal Petersen, who won 21 games last year for the Black Hawks.

Petersen was drafted with the 129th overall pick, making him the second Waterloo native to be drafted by an NHL team.

"It's a fantastic feeling, and it was a fantastic experience," Petersen said.  "I couldn't be more proud of where I'm from, and I think it makes me unique in the eyes of an NHL team.  I'm just completely stoked, and at a loss for words right now."

Black Hawk defenseman Ian McCoshen got things started for the Black Hawks.  McCoshen was selected with the first pick in the second round (31st overall), making him the highest selected Black Hawk since Peter Ferraro went 24th in 1992.

Eamon McAdam, Taylor Cammarta, and former Black Hawk Stephon Williams all went to the New York Islanders in the 3rd and fourth rounds.

Jake Jackson (7th round), who played two games for Waterloo last November, and prospect Zach Sanford (2nd round) were the other two Hawks selected Sunday.

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